When selecting a team, I have to ask myself what I want to achieve with this save. My objective is to demonstrate how I approach different facets of the game at various levels, all in one. A team in the sixth tier of English football (National League North/South) would offer the option to do this, as these teams start out semi-professional. Becoming a world-beating team would obviously be the objective, but the journey in between the start and that end goal would be where my fascination lies.
I know which league(s) I want to manage in, but how do I narrow down my choice? There are various different aspects to consider; squad ability, financial power, stadium size, facilities. For me, my choice was based on the logo and name, in truth. With all due respect, I don't think I could play an entire FM managing a team with a red and brown coat of arms as a logo (Altrincham, etc). My team had to be one with a more sleek logo.
My choice of club is a simple one for me. It isn't a club expected to achieve promotion, but rather to fight for survival. They have a small squad at their disposal, despite being 136 years old. Oxford City will be my club of choice for FM19, and I will look to bring them to the pinnacle of world football.
I will go far more in-depth over Oxford City in the next tutorial, but for now we have a starting point. Hoorah!